Million-tree mission hopes to fix reforestation flaws

Good News Notes: “It’s an environmental policy embraced by heads of state, multinational businesses and even leading climate sceptic Donald Trump: plant more trees to help the planet and slow global warming. But experts claim some recent mass tree-planting schemes have failed to reduce greenhouse gases when not done properly, and even harmed the environment….

How sportscar ace Habsburg is speeding to save trees in 2021

Good News Notes: “Racing is something I’ve been doing intensely for the past 12 years since I started karting when I was 11. In that period of my life, I had school that I had to complete until I was 17, and then after that I was just fully focusing on racing all the way….

Compostic launches home-compostable plastic products in US

Good News Notes: “New Zealand-based zero-waste packaging manufacturer Compostic has introduced its product line in the US. The company, which manufactures fully home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags as an alternative to kitchen plastics, will sell its products via its website and Amazon. The vegan-friendly products and packaging can break down in home compost after…

Startup Debuts First-Ever Plant-Based Burger Made From Microalgae

Good News Notes: “A food-tech startup has debuted the first-ever plant-based burger made from microalgae.  Sophie’s Bionutrients says its meat-free patties contain up to two times more protein than beef or most commercially available fish. Each 60g burger contains a staggering 25g of protein, comprising all nine essential amino acids. ‘Meat-like consistency’ The burger took the Singaporean…

Volunteer to plant trees at these Staten Island parks in April

Good News Notes: “Spring is officially here and NYC Parks is calling on Staten Islanders to get their hands dirty to help grow a greener city by volunteering at tree planting events in April. Earth Day last year was unlike any other as the world shifted to digital celebrations amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now,…

‘Save The Divers’: The Sustainable Trend Innovative Watch Brands Are Following

Good News Notes: “The watch industry is frequently criticised for being quite unsustainable. The reality is that the materials that go into watchmaking – precious metals, jewels, batteries – are often produced via extractive and environmentally damaging methods. Of course, watchmaking is nowhere near as wasteful as some other industries, and watch brands have made…

Let These Sustainable Jeans by Levi’s® Inspire Your Spring ‘Fits

Good News Notes: “One of the biggest challenges the fashion industry is facing is reducing its carbon footprint. Sustainability means many things, but one of its unquestionable goals is ensuring the health and longevity of our planet. This mindset is at the core of an all-new, sustainable denim drop by Levi’s®. As the brand that…

Foodpanda Hong Kong Partners With Baguio iRecycle To Recycle Food Delivery Plastic Packaging

Good News Notes: “Foodpanda Hong Kong has debuted a collaboration with waste management company Baguio iRecycle to arrange free of cost door-to-door recycling to Foodpanda’s customers. This initiative is in line with Foodpanda’s sustainability goals to tackle the plastic waste generated from increasing takeaway trends that use single-use plastics for delivery of food, especially during the…

Vuori Vows to Help Eliminate Plastic Waste From Oceans

Good News Notes: “Vuori, the California-based activewear brand, is committed to keeping the oceans clean. So it is partnering with CleanHub, a company dedicated to freeing the planet from plastic pollution, to calculate its plastic usage and invest in programs to remove an equal or larger amount from the environment. In a blog post on…